The Ecuadorean government Wednesday restricted access to communications of the journalist and founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who has been in Ecuador’s embassy in the U.K. since 2012, for violating an agreement in which he had pledged not to comment on the affairs of other countries.
Ecuador's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses reported that the country's multidimensional poverty rate dropped 16.5 percent between 2009 and 2015, translating into 1.9 million Ecuadoreans who no longer live in poverty.
ECUADOR, November 28, 2016 - One of the most notable achievements of the Citizen's Revolution in Ecuador has been the marked drop in extreme poverty, which has translated in a significant drop in people begging on streets.
Ecuador's campesinos and civil society have launched a campaign to protect food sovereignty against transgenic firms, as they seek to impose intellectual property rights on seeds which campesinos have been cultivating for centuries.
The pursuit of hegemony is part and parcel of US policy in Latin America. Any attempt to take independent foreign policy decisions by a Latin America state is perceived by the White House as a challenge. The Obama administration has applied great efforts to destabilize the governments and countries in the Western Hemisphere that refuse to dance to the Washington’s tune.
At the most recent CELAC summit, regional leaders committed to eliminating extreme poverty in 5 years and as the pro tempore president of CELAC, Ecuador is working to provide the necessary leadership to meet this goal.